Portugal Wins 2nd Major International Trophy in Three Years; Box Score & Quotes


Portugal: Patrício, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Fernandes (Joao Moutinho), Danilo, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Guedes (Silva)

Holland: Cillessen, Dumfries, de Ligt, van Dijk, Blind, de Roon (de Jong), de Jong, Wijnaldum, Bergwijn (van der Beek), Depay, Babel (Promes)

Goals: Guedes (60)


Fernando Santos: “Since I came here, what we do is go after objectives. We have looked for this victory and the players have been inexhaustible. It’s very difficult, working so few days together, so this is the fruits of their labor. This family is almost indestructible.”

Fernando Santos (via UEFA): “A friend said he was happy we played against Holland because he didn’t want to go to Guimarães for the 3rd-placed play-off. The collective spirit is the key to the success of the team, and that allows individual talent to shine.”

Fernando Santos (via UEFA): “If you want to win, you have to play well. We won, so we played well. It doesn’t matter about the style.”

Fernando Santos (via UEFA): “They (supporters) brought us back up whenever we were down and prompted us. The national side is a manifestation of a nation. It’s there for the people of Portugal. Today is eve of Portugal national day and tomorrow that day will be even sunnier.”

Fernando Santos (via UEFA): “It leaves a huge mark in Portuguese football to have won these two trophies. The future is here and now, right outside the door. If we look back to 2016, some of those players are no longer here – this is an ongoing process. It shows how much talent we have here in our country. The future of Portuguese football looks assured, but we need to keep the balance because they play for different clubs in different styles across Europe.”

Bernardo Silva (via Sky Sports): “I’m very happy, very proud. It’s my first title with my country. I’m so, so happy to end my season this way with the fantastic people who have helped us. Now it’s time to rest and try to do even better next season.”

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (via UEFA): “I never expected this, let alone being president and being present at these 2 victories (2016, 2019). It’s brilliant for  it will stay in the hearts of Portuguese people. The national day of (June 10) started 2 hours early!”

Bruno Fernandes: “It’s a very important moment, especially for me in my city and with this support. We are small in size, but very great in talent.”

Bruno Fernandes: “As I have already said, I have not yet spoken to anyone. I still do not know what will happen. I’ve already been sold to 5 or 6 clubs, the truth is that I know nothing. Whatever the club, if it happens, I want to know what project they have for me in sporting terms. I want to win titles.”


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